Daily Purposes for the Christian

Daily Purposes for the Christian

 

Daily Purposes for the Christian

Are you a true Christian? Do you follow the Lord Jesus Christ and seek to do His will? Is He the center of your life and do you desire to please Him in what you think, say, and do? These few simple thoughts are for you!

It is always good to be able to realize that we are not here on earth to just pass away time, to find personal satisfaction in all things, or to receive approval of others. These are some of the truths that would be good for you to bear in mind each day as we focus on God, on the Lord Jesus, on His Word, and of our eternal future. Please consider them carefully—and determine to apply these principles to your own life.

  1. We are to always remember that Jesus dwells in us and He is the reason for our living.

“Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27b).

  1. We live for our beloved Savior, Jesus Christ.

“He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf” (2 Corinthians 5:15).

  1. Here on earth, we will have tribulation or trouble.

“In the world you have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

  1. These tribulations will be many.

“Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22b).

  1. Our daily work for others is actually focused on the Lord.

“Be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ” (Ephesians 6:5).

  1. Regardless of what we do and where, our eyes are on Jesus.

“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1b-2a).

  1. God won’t allow us to encounter a problem that He can’t handle (1 Corinthians 10:13).

“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”

  1. All of the problems in life will be for our eventual good and for God’s glory.

“We know that God causes all things to work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).

  1. The trials of this life will bring us to glory that will be revealed to us one day!

“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18).

  1. Persecution is to be expected if we are living for Christ.

“All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12).

  1. God is our strength when our physical life is harmed or hurt.

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26).

  1. We come to know Christ’s power when we are physically or spiritually weak.

“He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

  1. When we are physically weak, we can be spiritually strong.

“I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10).

Are you willing to sincerely and diligently apply these principles to your life and make them your own daily “purposes”? Begin to obey God in this and you will find your life to not only be pleasing to Him but also you will know that you are fulfilling the very reason for your creation and re-creation! The Lord Jesus asked, “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46). If indeed you call Jesus Lord, be willing to do what He has said in regard to all of these “daily purposes.”

Richard Hollerman

 

 

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